Please log in to continue
Pioneer of the Administrative Training Industry | CEO & Founder, Office Dynamics International
Joan Burge is known as the pioneer of the administrative training industry. Joan is an accomplished author, professional speaker, corporate trainer, and coach. After working in the administrative profession for 20 years, Joan founded Office Dynamics International in 1990, inspiring excellence in the administrative profession. Since then, ODI has grown into a global industry leader, offering a broad range of training and coaching solutions for administrative assistants.
Joan has earned the respect of premier clients like Walt Disney World, Procter & Gamble, Cisco, and Humana. Joan has produced 400+ educational videos for assistants, written 5 books for assistants, designed 3 Certification/Designation courses for executive assistants, and has hosted 29 annual conferences for administrative excellence.
Joan Burge has been passionate about the administrative profession for 50 years. She eats, breathes, and lives to improve the quality of life and education for assistants at every level worldwide. Joan also coaches executives on how to maximize the time and talents of their assistants.
Employees tend to think that their career is guided by the company’s job description for their role and they have to follow the path that the company designed for that profession. This is true, to a point. If being an administrative or Executive Assistant or even Chief of Staff is your career of choice, then you need to design your path with intent. You take an active role.
When you design your career with intent, you:
When you design your career, you will gain greater satisfaction, feel engaged in your job, have a sense of control, and create an upward spiral.
Do your brilliant ideas fall on deaf ears in the workplace? Do your requests for important training and development go unfulfilled? Do you often feel pushed around regarding deadlines and priorities – like others call the shots even when you know you have a better solution?
If so, you’re like the majority of administrative professionals: You have yet to hone your negotiation skills and harness the power of persuasion. These are
advanced skills that even experienced professionals struggle with, but they’re also vitally important for your career. They impact your reputation, the value you’re able to contribute, and, ultimately, your ability to get what you want, need, and deserve in the workplace.
Resilience is like a palm tree. Although they look strong and invincible, they endure storms, high winds, scorching sun and drought. But palms do not fall, even when the storm blows – ruffling and beating the branches. Wind and weather pass, but the palm is impervious.
No one is immune to life’s challenges and setbacks. No matter whom you are, challenges will find you. You aren’t immune through education, credit limits, genetics or good luck. Resilience can be learned.
In this dynamic session, Joan Burge will tell you how and why you need to develop resilience.